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Empire

Reckheim

Hungary

(800–1806)

Duchy of Carniola

Established under Habsburg rule on the territory of the former East Frankish March of Carniola in 1364, also a State of the Holy Roman Empire. In 1804, it was a part of the Austrian Empire and the Kingdom of Illyria until 1849. From 1867–1918, it was under of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Today the area is part of Slovenia. 

Monarchy

​​​​County of Reckheim

An Imperial immediacy of the Holy Roman Empire (today Reckem, Belgium). It was a small free state with its own army, currency and customs. From 1623-1795, the Counts of Aspremont-Lynden ruled the County. In 1795, Reckheim was annexed by France after the French Revoluntary Wars. The family lost the County, but was compensated with lands in Germany, but the family had already settled within the Austro-Hungarian Empire some generations before.

Countess Szidonia

von Pálffy

1690-1743 (m. 1710)

Born: Bratislava (today Slovenia)

7x-Great: Count János Pálffy & Countess Anna von Czobor

Mother of ten children: Countess Anna Teresia Esterházy (m. Count Adam Batthyány) ​& +9


(1364–1918)

(1526–1804)

(1804–1867)

Carniola

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Reckheim

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Princess Anna

Thurn und Taxis

1683-1763 (m. 1730)

Born: Brussels (today Belgium)

Mother of six, two with Wolkenstein: Countess Maria Wolkenstein-Trostburg (m. Count Johhann Nepomuk Gobert von Aspremont Lynden) and +5


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(1526–1804)

was from Hungarian hertiage

(1526–1867)

​​​​Count Johann II Nepomuk Gobert von Aspremont-Lynden

1757–1819 (m. 1782)

​Born: Location unkown

Position: Count of Reckheim, an Imperial Immediacy of the Holy Roman Empire (today Reckem, Belgium) - a small free state with its own army, printed currency and customs​

Kingdom of Hungary

Count Ferenc Esterházy

1683-1754 (m. 1710)

Born: Pápa, Kingdom of Hungary, Habsburg Monarchy (today Pápa, Hungary)


Free Sate of

Duchy of Carniola

Habsburg


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Austrian

Origins of Family Middle Name: Gobertus / Gobertina

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(1526–1867)

*Territory under either Holy Roman Empire or Habsburg rule

Free Sate of

(1526–1804)

(800–1806)

(800–1806)

(1623–1795)

Kingdom of

(1526-1804)

In Holy Roman Emp.

Monarchy

Ferenc II Rákóczy 

by Ádám Mányoki

Hungarian National Gallery​

​​Count Casper von

Wolkenstein-Trostburg

1695-1774 (m. 1730)

Born: Location unknown

Heritage: His family was Tyrolean nobility 


Reckheim

(1804–1867)

Habsburg Monarchy*

4x-Great-grandparents

(1364–1804)

(800–1806)

Count Sigismund Batthyány 

1665-1728 (m. 1695)

Born: Güssing, Habsburg Monarchy (today Güssing, Austria), although born in Austria, he is from Hungarian heritage ​

A Constituent Land of

Note: Although born in Austria, Countess 

Count of:

(1623–1795)

In Habsburg Monarchy*

In Holy Roman Empire*

Both:

Died:

János Pálffy

at Sárospatak Castle,

Hungary

Historical Figures - Prince Ferenc Rákóczy & Count Janos Pálffy

Duchy of

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Duchy of

(1526–1804)

Habsburg Monarchy

(1526–1867)

Countess Isabelle von Gallenberg

1670-1731 (m. 1695)

Born: Mekinje, Duchy of Carniola, Habsburg Monarchy (today Slovenia)

Mother of eight, six with Batthyány: Count Adam Batthyány (m. Countess Anna Teresia Esterházy)​ and +7

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​​Count Karl Gobert Lynden

1703-1749 (m. 1725)

7x-Great: Count Ferdinand Gobert 
Aspremont-Lynden (1643-1708) & Princess Julianna Rákóczy (1672-1717)  - her brother was freedom-fighter Prince Ferenc Rákóczy & mother heroine
Countess Ilona Zrínyi (Hungary) / Jelena Zrinska (Croatia)

5x-Great-grandparents

Lived in:

(1526–1804)

Born:

Countess Elisabeth Kokorzovec  

1705-1747 (m. 1725)

Mother of two:Count Johann

Nepomuk Gobert von Aspremont-

Lynden I (m. Countess Maria

Wolkenstein-Trostburg) ​and +1

(1364–1918)

*Territory under either Holy Roman Empire or Habsburg rule

(1623–1795)

​Count Johann I Nepomuk Gobert von Aspremont-Lynden

1732-1805 (m. 1756)

Born: Location unknown

Position: Count of Reckheim, an Imperial Immediacy of the Holy Roman Empire (today Reckem, Belgium) - a small free state with its own army, printed currency and customs​

FAMILY TREE: Aspremont-Lynden / Rákóczy / Batthyány / Pálffy

Austrian

Kingdom of

(1623-1795)

Wife:

Prince Ferenc II Rákóczy & Count János Pálffy Figures

Vay Ádám Múzeum - Vaja, Hungary

History: Belgian/Dutch noble family, House of Lynden origins from Netherlands Duchy of Guelders. Since 1620, the van Lynden branch ruled the County of Rekem (today Belgium) at the time the Spanish Netherlands. In 1714, the area came under the Austrian Netherlands rule. After 175 years with their "family seat" at Rekem, they lost the territory during the French military campaign which ended Austrian rule. When Napoleon came to power, Belgium became part of the French empire. In 1795, the family were given lands in Germany as compensation, but they had already settled within the Austro-Hungarian Empire some generations before.

Died:

(1804-1867)

In Habsburg Monarchy*

Reckheim

(1364–1918)

Lived in:

​​​​​​​Austrian Empire

Austria has existed in many forms from 927– present. From 1804–1867, it was ruled by the Austrian Empire and then the Austro-Hungarian Empire from 1867–1918. During this time the town Fiume existed (today Rijeka, Croatia). At the end of WWI, their monarchy was dissolved. 1919 the Austria First Republic was established, which lost vast territories, including their holdings on the Adriatic Coast to the Kingdom of Italy. Italy lost these areas to Yugoslavia after WWI, later becoming Croatia​ and Bosnia-Herzegovina. 1938-1945 it was annexed by Germany. After WWII, in 1955 modern Austrian Republic was established.

van Lynden Coat-of-Arms

A Crownland of 

Habsburg Monarchy*

Born:

Kingdom of Hungary

(1526–1867)

Hungary

Kingdom of Hungary

The Kingdom of Hungary has existed in many forms from 1000–1918.  From 1526–1699, the Habsburg Monarchy ruled Royal Hungary and from 1541-1699, the Ottoman Empire ruled territories which were part of historical Medieval Hungary. From 1699-1867, both territories fell under the rule of the Austrian Empire. From 1867-1918, with the formation of the Dual Monarchy, it became part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. After WWII, it became the Hungarian Peoples Republic, a Satellite State under the Soviet Union. In 1989, it gained its own independence as a country.

(800–1806)

Free Sate of

Count Adam Batthyány 

1704-1782 (m. 1736)

Born: Tschatesch, Duchy of Carniola, Holy Roman Empire (today Čatež ob Savi, Slovenia); Hungarian nobility
Heritage: His grandfather Adam Batthyány I (1609-1659) is regarded as "father of the family." He fought in the Thirty Years War and ruled over parts of present-day Hungary, Slovenia, and southern Burgenland. 

Austrian

(1526–1804)

Habsburg

Countess Maria von Wolkenstein-Trostburg 

1735-1793 (m. 1756)

Born: Location unkown; however family was Tyrolean nobility 
Mother of three:Count Johann Nepomuk Gobert von Aspremont-Lynden I (m. Countess Regina Batthyány de Németújvár) ​and +2

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A Constituent Land of

​​Countess Anna Terezia Esterházy 

1715-1757 (m. 1736)

Born: Pápa, Kingdom of Hungary, Crownland of Habsburg Monarchy (today Pápa, Hungary)

Mother of eight: Countess Regina Batthyány de Németújvár (m. Count Johann Nepomuk Gobert von Aspremont-Lynden I ​ and +2

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Countess Regina Batthyány de Németújvár

1754–1816 (m. 1782)

Born: Graz, Striemark, Habsburg Monarchy (today Graz, Austria)

Mother of two: Maria Ottolina Gobertina von Aspremont-Lynden (m. Count Georg Erdödy von Monyorókerék-Monoszló)  and Count Karel Gobert Aspremont-Lynden


(1364–1804)

Empire

In Habsburg Monarchy*

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(1526–1867)

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Free Sate of

Free Sate of Reckheim

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Prince Ferenc II Rákóczy (8x-Great-uncle) and

Count János Pálffy (7x-Great-grandfather) to von Trapp children

Prince Ferenc II Rákóczy (1676-1735) was a Hungarian nobleman, Prince of Transylvania, an Imperial Prince, and member of the Order of the Golden Fleece. He was the richest landlord in the Kingdom of Hungary, son of Ferenc I Rákóczy, elected ruling prince of Transylvania, and Ilona Zrínyi, who was the daughter of Pétar Zrínyi, Viceroy of Croatia. His life was intertwined with conflicts against the Habsburg monarchy lead by his grandfather, father, uncle, mother and stepfather. He also was pulled into fighting for Hungarian independence by the promise of French support, in 1703.  His success found him elected as prince of the Confederate Estates of the Kingdom of Hungary with a 24 member Senate in 1705. After the defeat at the battle of Trencsén, in 1708, his freedom of movement became restricted. Not trusting the emperor’s peace treaty, negotiated by his men and fellow Hungarian Count János Pálffy, he left his country in 1711. His distrust was likely affected by his Grandfather and Great-uncle's execution by the Habsburg Monarchy a generation before, for their efforts towards Hungry's indepenence. Prince Ferenc II Rákóczy visited European courts until 1717, when he accepted an invitation by the Ottoman Turks after the Peace Treaty of Passarowitz and moved to Tekirdağ (today Turkey). Eventually a small colony of Hungarian nobles grew up around him. He passed away in exile and was not brought home to in 1906 to Kassa, Hungary (today Košice, Slovakia).


Count János Pálffy (1664-1751) was a Hungarian nobleman and the son of count Miklos IV Pálffy de Erdőd and Eleonora von Harrach zu Rohrau. Like his forefathers, he was loyal to the Habsburg monarchy. He pursued a military career and joined the Habsburg army in 1681. In 1704, he became Cavalry General and Viceroy of Croatia. Battles against the Ottoman Turks dominated his military career. As Field Marshal and commander of all troops in Upper Hungary, he negotiated the Treaty of Szatmár that ended 'The Rákóczi's War for Independence'. He also became protector and councilor (mainly in Hungarian affairs) to the young Empress Maria Theresia after her father’s death: he was a Knight in the Order of the Golden Fleece and Palatine of Hungary.​​ Empress Maria Theresia affectionately called him "Vater Pálffy" / "Father Pálffy".